MONDAY, MAY 8, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAQBTHRK1 Talk Tough Policy Has Failed ToHaltRedChinain Indochina By JAMES MA BLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration talked tough but, it appears now, never had a prepared plan to help the French if they faced disaster in Indochina at the hands of the Communist-led Vietminh. The tough talk didn't stop the Communists. Secretary of State Dulles didn't come up with a plan until the French did face disaster. So far his plan hasn't worked. When the Korean truce was signed last summer, Dulles focused American and world attention on Indochina, where the French had been fighting the Vietminh seven years. On Sept. ?. he warned the Communist Chinese not to . send their troops into Indochina. Such aggression, he said, "could not occur without grave consequences which might not be confined to Indochina." Overlooked Reality If this was intended to warn the Chinese they might be bombed in China if they sent an army into Indochina, it overlooked a reality: they didn't have to send in an Army. The native Indochinese rebels were willing to fight and die. They needed supplies and expert direction and help. The Chinese sent in supplies and specialists. A few weeks ago Dulles said they had sent in 2,000 specialists. Dulles hadn't said what this country would do in a case like that. Yet, that may be the future pattern of Communist aggression anywhere: get the native communists to revolt and then see them through a victory with supplies and trained men who stay in the background. In another major policy speech Jan. 12 Dulles said aggression would be met with instant and massive retaliation. Later he watered it down, saying he had meant to emphasize not so much the word "instant" as this country's "capacity" to retaliate instantly, if it wished to. More Watering It was watered down even further by President Eisenhower on March 10. He told a news conference the United States would not get involved in war without a formal declaration by Congress. That could hardly be done instantly. Three days later Dulles explained Eisenhower could order instant retaliation if he thought an attack anywhere was preliminary to attack on this country. Chinese aggressionin Indochina could hardly be considered that. On the very day Dulles gave that explanation, the Vietminh began a major offensive against the French fortress of Dien Bien Phu in north- Nam. The date was west Viet March 13. All this time the administration seemed to think the French would win. Secretary of Defense Wilson said he thought so on Feb. 9. On Feb. 16 Walter Bedell Smith, Dulles' under secretary, brushed off Bed advances in Indochina as "nothing but real estate victories." As late as March 23 Dulles was predicting a French victory. Meanwhile, Eisenhower had said U. S. involvement in a hot war in Indochina would be a great tragedy for this country. There was much congressional opposition to involvement. By this time it was fair to wonder what Dulles' tough talk amounted to. United Action Plea By March 29 the Vietminh had given the French a battering. Dulles said a Communist victory in Indochina would lead to domination of all Southeast Asia. "That possibility," he said, "should not be passively accepted but should be met by united action." This, at last, seemed to be a plan, although one thought up at the last moment, for he dashed off to see if the French and British would form a Pacific alliance like the one they had with this country in Europe. There had been months in which to talk this over with the two big allies. The ' Geneva conference with the Russians and Red Chinese on Indochina was to start April 26. If the British and French turned Dulles down on his united action idea the Communists would know that the three big allies were divided. Britain and France insisted on waiting to see what happened at Geneva before agreeing to "united action." They went into the conference divided, facing the undivided Communists, who could take advantage of their split. They -did. Now the French may agree to a peace plan which could lead to eventual seizure of all Indochina. Total of 54 New Books Added To Blytheville Public Library A total of 54 new books have been er Road" by Le Sueur, Mr. and added to the circulation of the Bly-1 Mrs. Floyd White; "Power of Cotton Carpet LOOP or TUFT Per Sq. Yd. 100% Rayon-Twist YARN DYED CARPET Only $ 50 Ray's O Q Per Sq. Yd. Floor Center 107 E. Main— Phone 3-8Q50 BARGAINS -For You- Piper Sweeps SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Size Price 4 inch $ -60 6 inch 65 8 inch • -'5 10 inch -85 12 inch 1-00 14 inch 1.25 16 inch 1-50 Used Tractors & Cultivators as low as $175.00 Master Lawn Mowers as low as $69.00 SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Street Phone POpUr 3-8951 theville Public Library, including 45 memorial books, according to Mrs. Ira Gray, librarian. Memorial books donated to the library were: In memory of 0. W. McCutchen — "Colonial Period of American iiistory" by Andrews, donated by Daughters of American Colonists: "Thomas Jefferson" by Hutchins, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd White; "The Man Who Never Was," by Montague, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Old: "Poems" by Milton, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McWaters. "Sierra Quest" by Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Williams; "Movie Parade" by Rotha, Blytheville Duplicate " Bridge Club; "Shakespeare's Theater" by Thorndike; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Caldwell; "World of Eli Whitney" by Mirsky, Mr. and Mrs. John Caudill; "Fields of Home" by Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Farr. "Modern Painters" by Venturi, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Afflick; "Best American Plays" by Gassner, Country Club Duplicate Bridge League; "Twenty-Five Best Plays" by Gassner, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Jones; "Best Plays of the Modern Theater" by Gassner, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thomas; "Twenty Best Plays of the American Theater" by Gassner. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Blasingame. "A Tree is A Tree" by Vidor, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Cope; "Field Guide to Mammals" by Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Glascock; "Britannica Book o* the Year, 1954," Mr. and Mrs. Chris Thompkins, Jr., and Joan Freeman; "The Easter Book" by Mejser, Mr. and Mrs. Shelbourne Brewer; "Fell's United States Coin Book" by DelMonte, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Coppedge. In memory of Fred Callahan — "Teddy Roosevelt" b> Parke, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd A. White. In memory jf b. J. Cohen — "The Real Americans" by Verrill, "Conquest of Everest" by Hunt, the Oscar Fendler family; "Ford" by Nevin, Joe B. Evans; "But We Were Born Free' by Da- Faith" by Binstock. Mr. and Mrs, L. E. Old; "Principles of Highway Engineering" by Wiley B. A. Lynch. "U. S. 40" by Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. John Caudill; "Journals of Lewis and Clark" by DeVoto, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Seymore; "American Engineers' Handbook" by Merriman, Mr. and Mrs. Max Mr. and Mrs. J. P. "The Slide Rule" by Usrey and Pride, Jr.; Shute, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Shaver; "Modern Electroplating" by Electro-Chemical Soc., Dr. and Mrs. Jack Webb; "Famous First Facts" by Kane, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Coppedge In memory of Arno Coleman — "Charlemagne" by Lamb, Mrs. Ruth Patterson; "Conway's Treasury of Flower Arrangements" by Conway, Mrs. B. A. Bugg, Mrs. Jo Huey, Mrs. Lee Stiles, Mrs. T. R. Watson, Mrs. Mary Scrape, Mrs. Leonard Smith, Mrs. W. O. Anderson, Mrs. Dave Abbott, Mrs. C. A. Vincon and Mrs. Taft Metzger. In memory of Aubrey Conway — "Christ and the Fine Arts" by Maus, Mrs. E. F. Fry. In memory of Joe Kirby — "Seven Years in Tibet" by Harper, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Smart. In memory of S. P. Martin — "The Lady of Arlington" by Kane, United Daughters of Confederacy; "The Holiday Book" by Kohl, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Brodgon; "Color Design in Apparell" by Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Briggs; "Five to Ten" by Gesell and Ilg, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. James W. Williams, Jr.; "Kiss Me Kate" by Spewack, "Seven Steeples" by Jenrichsen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger. In memory of Belvie A. Morris — "How to Increase Plants" by Hottes, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Bugg, Mrs. Dosha Mick; "Biographical Dictionary o f Composers" by Young, Blytheville Duplicate Bridge Club. Other books added to the library are: "Home Book of Trees and HONOR STUDENTS — Earnest Ethan Allen, son of Mrs. E. M. Allen, has been named valedictorian and Barbara Muriel Potter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murrow Potter, has been chosen salututor- ian of the 1954 graduating class of Gosnell High School. They will be honored at graduating exercises May 20. vis, Clarence Johnson; "The Riv- Shrubs" by Levison; "In His Democrats Take Lead In Turkey ISTANBUL, Turkey W—First official returns from Turkey's general election promised Premier Adnan Menderes' Democrat party a smashing victory today—possibly 94 per cent of the 541 seats in the National Assembly. The early returns from yesterday's nationwide voting showed the Democrats ahead in 55 of the 58 reporting provinces and taking nearly two thirds of the popular vote. The Democrats were surpassing even their 1950 landslide victory, which ended 25 years of one-party rule by the Republican party founded by the late Kamal Ata- turk, Turkey's national hero. And returns today indicated the Democrats would seat 508 deputies, the Republicans no more than 28 and the Small Nation party Drobably 5. In the previous 487-member as- crats won 386 seats and the Republicans and allies 69. Observers viewed the outcome of the election as a vote for continuation of the past four years of prosperity under the Democrats. The United States has poured over a. billion dollars in economic and military aid into Turkey since the Truman Doctrine was launched in 1947. Pope Holds 1st Audience Since Illness VATICAN CITY (/P)—Frail. 78- your-old Pope Pius XII held his first general audience yesterday since he became ill three months ago. Observers noted he appeared greatly improved in health and his voice —- during a 12-minute .speech™ was much stronger than in his Blaster broadcast. The pontiff was borne into St. Peter's Basilica on a portable throne to bless a ureat throng of Italian schoolchildren making a Marian Year pilRrtmane. The vast crowd cheered the Pope for 10 minutes as he raised his arms many times in blessing and repeatedly bent far down toward the children. The pontiff's speech, relayed over loud speakers warned the children against the world's angers. Without referring directly to communism, he said a "venomous Girl, Age 20, Found Beaten, Tied to Tree READING. Pa. (ft>)~ A pretty 20- year-old Rirl was found nude, beaten and tied to a tree with her own garments last night a short time after she attended a church reception. Reading police said Judith Annette Spang, daughter of a legal secretary, had been beaten and tied to the tree in the back yard of a northwest Reading home. The scene of the attack is less than a mile from the spot where the nude body of 15-year-old Dorothy Schlappig was found in an serpent circulates, through the world, disguised in many fashions, and now, it seems that he especially wishes to attack children to take them away from Jesus, to remove them from their priests and from the church." ash barrel in January 19M. Th* Schlappig girl had been raped. H*r killer was never apprehended. The victim of last night's attack was reported in a fair condition at the Reading Hospital. Physicians said she suffered numerous body bruises and shock. It was not immediately determined whether she had been raped. Police said th girl was suffering from shock and could give no coherent explanation of what happened when admitted to the hospital. Dr. L.B.SHAW CHIROPODIST Foot Specialist Will Be Ai Walls Hospital 1204 Hearn St. Tuesday May 6 For Appointment Csll 3-44M Hands" by Balmer; "Never Victorius, Nevei Defeated" by Caldwell; "The Clown" by Kelly; "Wait for Marcy" by Du Jardin; "Double Date;" "Pocket Full of Rye" by Christie; "Old Silver for Modern Settings" by Wenham; "Period Piece" by Raver at. RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIC VICTIMS Offered A. apwitl Knterta Co»Ud T»bWt. Qufafc. £«»*"» Mood rtremm from lnte»tin«, "fffl »* nau»«»t«. Reduces uric meld. •frlnff qttfck, longer Jagttnf relief to d«j>- •«»t*d pmini. Get t*num« AJBL P»ln R«li«f Ttebttti. KIKBY DRUG STORES what s water worth? Water is a commodity so precious that no tyrant has ever dared deny it to his people. The earliest records of our civilization are linked to the spring and the waterhole, the river and the well. The Children of Israel faltered in the wasteland and were ready to revolt until Moses struck the rock and brought forth a spring. Wars have been fought over water rights and once mighty nations have vanished because their water resources failed. Men have battled to death over the last few drops in a canteen. Formidable fortresses, impregnable in other respects, have fallen because of an insufficient water supply. Ships' masters have to risk the destruction of their vessels and the slaughter of their crews because water shortages forced landings on'savage isles. Families have given up their homes and deserted their properties because of failing wells and dried-up water courses. London was virtually destroyed by fire in the seventeenth century and Chicago reduced to ashes in 1871 because sufficient water could not be delivered to the right place at the right time. 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